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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community

Chautauqua Days Festival!!!

Aug 12th & 13th  

Coming up in Rome City is family-friendly fun including a Parade & Block Party .


Farmers Market, MAY TO OCTOBER 

May 5th & 6th - Town-wide Garage Sale

July 1st,   Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July 8th,  POKER RUN on Sylvan Lake

Aug 4th & 5th - Town-wide Garage Sale​​

Aug 12th & 13th - Chautauqua Days Festival!!!

November 18th - Christmas House Walk

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Chautauqua Days Festival, Sunday, August 13 at 1:00pm


Decorate your boat and meet at Lakeside Park at 12:45 p.m. Parade will start at

1p.m. and proceed Counter Clock-wise around Sylvan Lake.



The town of Rome City, Indiana is a tourist attraction  nestled perfectly in northeast Indiana, Noble County and Orange township. Our small town offers beautiful views and homes for over of 1600 residents on and around  Sylvan Lake and attracts visitors year round to our many tourist attractions.


Sylvan Lake Indiana is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with a wonderful public access and boat launch site, 

16-miles of beautiful shoreline, great fishing, and our famous "Big Island" complete with scenic island nature trails and a public island boat dock. 


Welcome signage, Town of Rome City, Indiana
Gene Stratton-Porter​

The town of Rome City and Sylvan Lake hosts the second home to renowned author and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature, and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake.​​

​​Got a boat?

Enter our decorated Boat Parade on Sylvan Lake! 

​Lyrics at Lakeside 

 Mountain music hits--bluegrass, old time, traditional, and original music to get you dancing​

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Rome City is home to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Museum and Historic site 

Chautauqua Days Festival, Saturday at 6:30 PM - 8 PM

"The Jug Huffers" are a fun-loving band from northeast Indiana.

Listen and watch from the shore in your boat!! 



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Noble County Emergency Management Agency, Rome City & Sylvan Lake Assoc.

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Welcome residents and visitors! ​


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​​Rome City, Indiana

is a small

community on famous

Sylvan Lake.​.



Gun Permit, Hand gun photo, Town of Rome City

Civilian Firearms Safety Program, 2017

DATES: July 29th, August 26th, Sept 30th

GET REGISTRATION FORM​​

One day course of approximately 6 hours, by trained firearms instructors



Chautauqua Parade on Kelly St. -- Saturday, August 12 at 4:30pm

Block party at town hall parking lot. Free hot dogs, face painting, fun, fire dept. and interesting exhibits -- Saturday, August 12 at 5:30pm, 
Lyrics at Lakeside on Sylvan (live music) --Saturday, August 12 at 6:30pm
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Church on the Big Island -- Sunday, August 13 at 9:30am

Decorated Boat Parade --Sunday, August 13 at 1:00pm

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Gun Permit, Hand gun photo, Town of Rome City